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EWU libraries' 'Oktoberfest' takes on Old West flavor

EWU libraries' 'Oktoberfest' takes on Old West flavor

Forget the Oom-pah music and lederhosen. This year's annual Oktoberfest fundraiser for Eastern Washington University's Libraries, taking place Saturday, Oct. 25, is called the Eastern Stampede and...

Eagles' support West Plains wide

Eagles' support West Plains wide OK, it may be Medical Lake Cardinal red, and their work uniforms may be red (kind of lucky actually), but staff at Denny's Harvest Foods (top left) and Washington...

Airway Heights puts on third Trunk or Treat

Trick-or-treaters in Airway Heights looking for a place to go on Halloween - or a chance to get some extra candy in their buckets - can head over to the Sunset Elementary School parking lot. The...

Watching for smoke

With a little luck, Cheney and southwest Spokane County residents may see a plume or two of smoke rising into the air in the next couple of weeks. Weather conditions permitting, officials at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge are planning on...

Council begins Airway Heights budget talks

The city of Airway Heights had its first of three public hearings for the 2015 budget and revenue sources at the Oct. 20 City Council meeting. Clerk-Treasurer Richard Cook explained that under Washington state law, the city has to hold public...

Next up for the Eagles

At Northern Arizona University, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, 12:40 p.m. NAU Skydome (10,000). TV: Televised live regionally by ROOT Sports & DirectTV Audience Network 101. Radio: 700-AM ESPN in Spokane. Internet Radio: www.700espn.com or...

Blackhawks' miscues lead to 17-14 Homecoming loss

It's hard to win when you get triple-teamed. That was the case for the Cheney High School football team last Friday night, who not only found themselves battling a very good West Valley team but also ...

'Hawks upset Pullman, fall to East Valley

The regular season is winding down for the Cheney High volleyball team. The Blackhawks picked up a Great Northern League win over Pullman, Oct. 14. Two days later they dropped a league match to East ...

Lady Blackhawks notch back-to-back soccer wins

The Cheney girls' soccer team earned its first winning streak of the season, albeit briefly, with back to back wins last week at home over Pullman and East Valley. The Lady Blackhawks used the foot...

EWU women have rugged 2014-15 basketball schedule

Eastern Washington womens’ basketball head coach Wendy Schuller will tell you that in order to properly prepare for the tough grind of Big Sky Conference play that an equally difficult preseason schedule is in order. Considering that nine teams...

Cardinal cross country rolls again at Lakeside

Medical Lake, the state's top-ranked 1A team, breezed to its second straight Northeast A League cross country meet victory last Wednesday in a triple-dual event staged at Sontag Park in Nine Mile....

Free-scoring Freeman flies past Medical Lake

The Medical Lake Cardinals knew they faced a tall task in a Friday night Northeast A League football game at Freeman, the state’s No. 5 ranked team. Not only were the Scotties powerful, but they were angry, too, following their 28-7 loss to...

EWU 2014-15 Women's basketball schedule

October Thursday , Oct. 30, EWU hosts Central Methodist, 6 p.m. November Friday, Nov. 14, EWU at Utah Valley, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, EWU at Wichita St., 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, EWU at SMU, noon. Monday, Nov. 24, EWU at Abilene Christian, 5...

Eastern tops stubborn Northern Colorado

In a game where turnovers were seen as the key to victory, Eastern Washington won both battles last Saturday at Roos Field. Neither was by a big margin, however, in EWU’s 26-18 Big Sky Conference football victory over the Northern Colorado Bears...

Eagle Madness moves to Reese Court

Eagle Madness, the official kickoff celebration for Eastern Washington University men’s and women’s basketball, has been moved inside to Reese Court this Thursday, Oct. 23, due to weather concerns. The event was originally scheduled to take...

McMorris Rodgers does not know her district

Are some of us unworthy? Cathy McMorris Rodgers must think so. She worked with her party to let a two-decade old law, the Violence Against Women Act, expire in 2013. She did not support the Senate version of the bill that expanded protections for...

Spokane Sheriff's Office does a lot with a little

When it comes to the state of the county’s law enforcement, there’s good news and bad news. The good news according to Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is violent crime in unincorporated parts of the county has declined 56 percent and...

Democrats take desperate measures

The Democrats are really desperate if they had to get Heather Foley to do a TV ad for Joe Patookas. Get real people! Heather Foley never could find the time to come to Spokane for the Lilac Parade let alone care about what was happening in Tom...

Deer committee can be effective if citizens work together

It’s no question that deer are a hot topic in Medical Lake. Since I started working at the Free Press, I’ve heard Medical Lake residents complain about the deer that roam through the city. Folks get in an uproar about the damage these animals...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Oct. 26. Christian education begins at 9 a.m. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website www.emmanuelcheney.org or on You Tube... Full story

West Plains Briefs

Feed Cheney, Oct. 27 Feed Cheney is back at the Wren Pierson Community Center on Oct. 27 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. after a summer of meals in city parks. This will be a free hot meal served family style by volunteers.  Feed Cheney is courtesy of... Full story

What's Happening on the West Plains

City of Cheney • Oct. 24, Baby Play and Learn Storytime (ages 0 – 18 months), community library, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Oct. 25, National Novel Writing Month Writers’ Roundtable, community library, 2 – 4 p.m. • Oct. 25, Coats 4 Cheney... Full story

Cheney officers render first assistance at I-90 accident

Cheney police units were first on the scene of an accident involving four vehicles, two of which were motorcycles, on Interstate 90 early Sunday morning, Oct. 19. Cheney Officer Zeb Campbell was returning to Cheney from transporting an individual...

Medical Lake's South Lake Terrace lift station to receive upgrade

At its Oct. 21 meeting, the Medical Lake City Council approved a contract to Accelerated Construction and Excavating, LLC to fix the South Lake Terrace lift station. According to City Administrator Doug Ross, the current lift station was built in...

Lowmans receive Cheney/EWU SCOPE honors

Claudia and Rex Lowman were named the 2014 Volunteers of the Year for the EWU/Cheney Sheriff's Community Oriented Policy Effort (SCOPE) station. The Lowmans have been volunteering at the EWU/Cheney...

Suspicious vehicle spotted at Fairchild Air Force Base

A suspicious vehicle parked at Fairchild Air Force Base, Oct. 21, prompted evacuations in the afternoon. According to the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office, Fairchild officials learned about the vehicle at around 3:25 p.m. The vehicle...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY Oct. 13 License plates were found on the 2600 block of First Street. Harassment was reported on the 300 block of J Street. Third degree theft was reported on the 600 block of West First Street. A bicycle was stolen and subsequently...

County launches "ALERT Spokane" self-registration campaign

SPOKANE COUNTY — Spokane County has launched a public safety campaign, urging the public to register their cell phones, VoIP phones, and email addresses in the ALERT Spokane system. Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke said in a news release...

Cheney coat drive distribution takes place this Friday and Saturday as well as Monday

There will be coats available at four locations for this year’s annual Cheney Helping Cheney/Coats 4 Kids Community Coat drive. The distributions are open to anyone needing a coat. The first distribution will be from 3 – 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24...

CSD to begin implementing Smarter Balanced assessments

Like a rocket where individual components are tested before final assembly and liftoff, the Cheney School District is joining other districts around the nation in implementing the Smarter Balanced assessments for students in grades 3-8 and 11,...

Cardinal players bring Shakespeare to Medical Lake stage

The Medical Lake Cardinal Players are gearing up for their fall production as they will be performing an adaption of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It." "As You Like It" is a comedy that focuses...

EWU homecoming schedule

Eastern Washington University is celebrating its annual Spirit Week and Homecoming, and has several events lined up throughout the week. The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “Paint the Town Red.” Friday, Oct. 24 • Community Spirit Splash...

CHS Homecoming King and Queen

Seniors Garrett Yarbrough (left) and Mary McCombie (right) were named Cheney High School's Homecoming King and Queen for 2014 at halftime of last...

Hardt heads to Liberia to work with Ebola cases

While you are reading this, Peter and Carlene Hardt's daughter Joy will already be working in Liberia, West Africa. She is in charge of five nurses in a newly built 100-bed Ebola treatment center...

Power pole fire blocks SR 902

Spokane County Sheriff deputies, Spokane County Fire District 3 firefighters and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) responded to a power pole fire on State Route 902 and Welcome Road, two miles east of Medical Lake, Oct. 14...

Square dancing flourishes in Cheney

Beginning square dance lessons start again on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in Cheney’s City Hall.  The Hi-Flyers Square Dance Club in Cheney is the fastest growing club in the Inland Northwest, with a popular young teacher, Adam Christman....

Looking Back

10 Years Ago Oct. 28, 2004 Eastern Washington University will play a key role in the Nov. 2 national election serving as the Associated Press' Western Election Center, collecting voting returns from...

Collections for Operation Christmas Child begin soon

The annual collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 23 – 27. The local sponsors would like to make the event even more successful than past years. Please call 290-2878 to get more information on how you can help send gifts to...

Looking back with the Cheney Historical Museum

On this date in 1896, Anna Deakin Marshall wrote in her diary, “A cold morning and very warm afternoon. I sewed on Mabel’s dress.” Learn more about our area’s history at w...

Robert E. Grogan

Robert E. Grogan, age 90, passed away Oct. 18, 2014 in Spokane with his children by his side. Robert was born Nov. 24, 1923 outside of Cheney to William and Hilda (Dybdal) Grogan. He was a graduate... Full story

 
 
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